Below the path between Las Negras and Cala del Cuervo we found this rare plant, Chaenorhinum crassifolium, growing in rock fissures.
The little blue irises are now in abundance on the cliffs between Las Negras and El Playazo.
It was a beautiful day and there were swimmers and sunbathers on the cove beneath Bateria de San Ramon and El Playazo.
Instead of returning the way we came, we walked inland and took a footpath opposite the old castle.
This footpath starts near this rock, which resembles a man’s head, and winds through a pass in the mountain range between El Valle de Rodalquilar and Las Negras.
Looking back, there are excellent views of El Valle with the palm trees and old castle.
The mountains are always beautiful in the evening light, especially with their dusting of spring green.
Beginning the descent to Las Negras, there is an old ruin with two olive trees on the left.
On the right, is this old windmill which has been converted into a small house.
Today has been another beautiful spring day and we walked up the steep ascent to the estepa above San Pedro. There are stunning coastal views looking back.
On the way, we photographed this dipcadi in flower, its unusual, beige-brown colouring camouflaging it in its preferred dry and stony habitat.
On the estepa there are many of these tiny narcissi in flower.